08 July 2016
Freshwater ecology workshop

FREE EVENT - Led by Freshwater Ecologist Dr. David McCormick

When: Saturday 13th August 2016 - 11am to 4pm

Where: IRD Duhallow, James O'Keeffe Institute, Newmarket, Co.Cork

- 11am Presentation on Freshwater Ecology

- 12pm lunch provided

- 12:30 Interactive fieldtrip to investigate native fish and freshwater insects


REGISTRATION REQUIRED: If interested please contact the IRD Duhallow RaptorLIFE team on; Phone: 029 60633; Email: john.ballinger@irdduhallow.com


20 June 2016
Common swift

The Duhallow Birdwatching group and IRD Duhallow RaptorLIFE are hosting an information Seminar on Thursday 23rd June entitled “The Amazing Swift” with guest Speaker Lynda Huxley.

04 June 2015
European LIFE conference

So finally as we are coming to the end of the IRD DuhallowLIFE project and the beginning of a new EU LIFE project; RaptorLIFE. To celebrate these two momentous occasions we recently held a two day project conference in Newmarket. Co Cork. 

11 May 2015
EU LIFE Conference -

IRD Duhallow cordially invites you to attend the International EU LIFE conference celebrating hands on community participation in nature conservation, on the 21st and 22nd of May 2015. The conference marks the end of the current LIFE project and the commencement of a new RaptorLIFE project. There will be a wide range of interesting speakers including experts from Ireland, the UK, Belgium and Slovenia. The event is free but prior booking is essential.

10 November 2014
Integrated Catchment Management

Last Thursday (06/11/14) TRAP Project (INTERREG IVc:Cork County Council) and the EPA (Catchments) hosted a workshop to showcase Integrated Catchment Management and practices developed in particular by the Rivers Trusts in the UK. The Duhallow LIFE Project was invited to speak at the event about our own catchment management initiative for the Allow River Catchment and our experiences to date.

19 September 2014
DuhallowLIFE present at MulkearLIFE end of project conference

IRD Duhallow was delighted to be invited to present at the MulkearLIFE end of project conference last Thursday in the Castle Oaks Hotel, Castleconnel, just outside Limerick. It was a great opportunity to see first hand the fruits of all of the hard work and effort put in by Inland Fisheries Ireland and their partners (NPWS, OPW and Limerick County Council) and coordinated by the MulkearLIFE team. Coordinated by Ruairí Ó Conchúir, project manager of MulkearLIFE, delegates from Ireland, England, Scotland, Wales and Sweden were treated to an action packed line up.

14 September 2014
Pearl mussels in Peril LIFE project visit IRD DuhallowLIFE
27 July 2014
Biodiversity Camp comes to LIFE

This year and for the first time, IRD Duhallow is running a Biodiversity Camp for children. Project scientist, Kieran Murphy, of LIFE project will lend his expertise and be on hand to guide the children through this exciting event. An event which will see the wildlife of Duhallow come to LIFE. With a particular emphasis on the aquatic environment, children will be brought though the underwater world as well as what lives in the fields, forests and ditches that surround us.

05 July 2014
School kids go wild for rivers

Glorious sunshine greeted the end of school term this year for the many students attending national schools in Duhallow. And how fitting the weather was for one of the more fun elements of the LIFE project. Each year during the months of May and June, field excursions are organised to bring the school children closer to nature. For the many students who took part in these field excursions it presents an opportunity to see firsthand, the diversity of aquatic life still present in our rivers.

20 May 2014
River Allow landowners welcome announcement of new Agri-scheme to target Freshwater Pearl Mussel